Creators for the recently launched Minecraft Marketplace have generated $1 million in revenue in just two months. The store features digital items made by the community. Those items can be sold to others, with Microsoft then paying out earnings. Marketplace launched during E3.
The existence of the Marketplace provides an incentive for the community to create its own content expansions for the still-popular game. With more content being generated on a regular basis, the chance of Minecraft losing its popularity declines.
Microsoft also takes a cut of the earnings, though the “majority” of the money goes to creators. The $1 million figure is the amount earned by creators.